I don’t understand why, when people notice they have an error (like dick instead of sick) they don’t DELETE their comment and write a new one? Is it so more people will comment? Or they will get on Lamebook?
I usually proofread my comments before I post (yes, I’m one of those people) but occasionally a mistake has gone through. But when I notice, I delete it and redo it. It’s not hard to erase a post. That’s what the little “x” is for.
Um, and yeah, I’m with merle1971. Two Shareens?
So in the past few days, I’ve had a lot of people messaging me on different websites asking me if I’m the BritishHobo from Lamebook. Am I officiall an internet celebrity now? And if so, what method should I use in order to kill myself?
It is true that Mexicans aren’t the only ones who speak Spanish, Spanish people coming to mind, but they are by a significant factor the largest demographic in the US that speaks Spanish. I would guess Cubans are the other major source of Spanish-speakers in the US. If Dani lives near the border or in parts of Florida, a Spanish commercial makes sense. That said, I point-blank refuse to learn Spanish. I prefer the aesthetics of Germanic languages.
Adam has it right if he is trying to imply that most of his friends will not live beyond 7th grade. Otherwise, I’d agree with your wording.
I’m sure Mexicans probably do make up a large proportion of Spanish speakers in the USA. But just out of interest, are there any/many Spanish speakers in the USA who are descendents of Spanish settlers pre-dating the founding of the USA?
There must be at least a few people in remote parts of Texas and Arizona who still speak Spanish as a first language despite having been in there for centuries; just like the way some people in Quebec still speak French. Don’t forget that vast swathes of the South West were Spanish colonies, and most of Texas was part of New Spain until the mid-1700s.
I strongly doubt that there are any pre-American (for lack of a better name) Spanish speakers that don’t speak English. The Californian Spanish colonies pretty much all died out/went bankrupt unless one of the New Englanders married into the family. The Spanish were very brave and amazingly hard workers, they just weren’t used to dealing with the English brand of bureaucracy and the hunger for land that early settlers had. The old Spanish dons couldn’t adjust quickly enough.
We pretty much pushed out or married into all the original families in that part of the world.
Fun fact: Back in the day, some Spanish ranches used to keep a bucket of money on their front porch and if someone needed some they could just dip in as needed.